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November 13, 2018

Today Show Ratings Climb After Exit of MeAgain Kelly

A thaw after the departure of the Ice Queen.

Since Kelly’s exit from the third hour of "Today," viewership in the key demographic favored by advertisers in that time period is up around 10%, according to Nielsen. And in each of the last three weeks, overall audience for the flagship first two hours of the NBC A.M. mainstay has been larger than that for its main rival, ABC's "Good Morning America" -- a testament to some of the big breaking news stories that have recently gripped the nation, including a recent shooting tragedy in Pittsburgh.

In more happy news about people I don't like, Starbucks will be laying off around 5% of its corporate workforce.

And Bob Woodward is deriding CNN's lawsuit.

"In the news media there has been an emotional reaction to Trump," Woodward said, later adding, "Too many people for Trump or against Trump have become emotionally unhinged about this."

"The remedy [isn't a lawsuit]," he argued. "It's more serious reporting about what he's doing."

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Woodward has cautioned reporters covering the president in recent months, once telling The Atlantic that the American people "see the smugness" of some in the press and that "following the facts" without injecting feelings and opinions into reporting is one way to help regain trust of the public.


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